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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Ingredients
3 cups uncooked penne pasta
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups sliced cooked chicken breasts
3/4 cup crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream and cream cheese over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup Swiss cheese, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper until blended.

Drain pasta; stir in chicken, bacon and ham. Add sauce; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and the bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

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Chickpea Potpies

Ingredients
1 small onion, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1-1/4 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry

Directions
Saute onion in butter in a large saucepan until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in the vegetables, garbanzo beans, potatoes, cream and Italian seasoning. Divide mixture among four ungreased 10-oz. ramekins.

Unroll pastry; divide into four portions. Roll out each portion to fit ramekins; place pastry over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Chickpea Potpies

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cheddar-spirals

Cheddar Spirals

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cream, soup and butter until smooth; stir in the cheese and pasta. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until cheese is melted. Yield: 15 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Cheddar Spirals

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Italian Sausage Egg Bake

Ingredients
8 slices white bread, cubed
1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed and sliced
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
9 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups 2% milk
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed

Directions
Place bread cubes in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon sausage over bread; sprinkle with cheeses.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and seasonings; pour over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Sausage Egg Bake

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Slow Cooker Corn Bisque

Ingredients

1 32 ounce carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 16 ounce packages frozen whole kernel corn
1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup sliced sweet onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
Hot water (optional)
Assorted Toppers, such as chopped avocado, red sweet pepper, or tomatoes; sliced green onions or jalapeno chile peppers; flaked lump crabmeat; cooked shrimp; crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon; toasted corn kernels; shredded cheese; julienned radishes; snipped fresh chives or cilantro; and/or Frizzled Leeks* (optional)

Directions
In a 6-quart slow cooker combine the first four ingredients (through onion); sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the thyme. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Cool slightly.

Stir in the next four ingredients (through sugar) and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Transfer mixture, one-third at a time, to a blender; cover and puree until smooth. Return to cooker. If needed, stir in enough hot water to reach desired consistency.

Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm or low up to 2 hours. If desired, serve with assorted toppers.

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Chicken Corn Bread Casserole

Ingredients
5 cups cubed corn bread
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
4 celery ribs, chopped (about 2 cups)
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Place bread cubes on an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toasted. Cool on baking pan.

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in corn bread, chicken, soups, broth and seasonings.

Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken Corn Bread Casserole

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Individual Pork & Cranberry Potpies

Ingredients
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 tablespoon beef or chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, or dried thyme
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup water
5 cups chopped cooked pork
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until berries pop, about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix flour and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pork; remove from heat.

On a work surface, unroll pastry sheets. Roll each to a 12-in. circle. Using a 5-in. disposable foil potpie pan as a guide (top side down), cut out eight 5-1/2-in. pastry circles, rerolling scraps as needed.

Divide pork mixture among eight 5-in. disposable foil pans. Place pastry circles over tops; flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.

Place potpies on baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked potpies. To use, bake frozen pies on baking sheets in a preheated 400° oven 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Individual Pork & Cranberry Potpies

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